Autumn in Galway


You gotta love Galway, …the people… the place…we've got the whole package!!!! 

Named ‘Ireland’s most Charming City’ by The New York Times and voted as ‘World’s Friendliest City’ by US magazine Travel & Leisure, make sure to put Galway on your next short break itinerary. 
If our friendliness and charm is not enough, there is a jam-packed line-up of events surely to put a smile on your face this Autumn. 
A Night of Hilarious Comedy with the 3 Hail Marys 
Town Hall Theatre 11th – 13th October at 8pm 
3 Hail Marys at the Town Hall Theatre Galway Comedy
From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be one hell of a hooley!!!  This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and is a must-see!!  You might not be on your knees praying but with these 3 Hail Marys you’ll be on your knees laughing!
Vodafone Comedy Carnival 2018
23rd - 29th October, 2018.
Vodafone Comedy Carnival
The 2018 Vodafone Comedy Carnival will feature a line-up of the best of the international and Irish international comedy talents. 
Dotted along a variety of venues across the city, a top class selection of unmissable shows ensures there is something for everyone including top international headliners, Irish comedy legends and the best new performers around.
Headline acts to perform at 2018 Vodafone Comedy Carnival include Dylan Moran, Sean Lock, Reginald D Hunter, Jason Byrne, Rich Hall, Milton Jones, Gina Yashere, Joel Dommett, Rhys Darby, Enya Martin, Al Murray and Dermot & Dave are just some of the stand-up superstars coming to Galway.
Retro Drive-in Movies 
19th - 21st October
Retro drive-in Movies at Galway Racecourse

Retro Drive-in Movie sare going on the road this Halloween and the first stop is Galway Racecourse for an amazing weekend of Drive-in Movies in association with iRadio. Showing the first three films in the Harry Potter saga along with Hocus Pocus, The Exorcist and Scream on a huge LED Screen on the 19th – 21st October 2018.

Tickets priced 29.90 per car are on sale now at

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Macnas Halloween Parade
30th October 2018
The Macnas Halloween Parade is a highlight of Ireland’s cultural calendar in October, and the Galway Parade is the largest free event in the West of Ireland. Over 40,000 people line the streets every year to be awed and amazed by this epic scale of storytelling, as the company unleashes creative chaos and invention.
Taking place on Sunday 30th October 2018 at approximately 5.30pm throughout the streets of Galway.  Macnas are master storytellers who inspire and engage audiences by creating big, bold, visual shows and performances through world-class theatrical spectacle. We're sure that this years parade will be yet again a spectacular showstopper to aww and inspire and capture the imagination of young and old with their usual energy and creative designs. 


Galway Cartoon Festival Galway Cartoon Festival
10th – 17th November
The Galway Cartoon Festival is an annual event celebrating funny drawing in Ireland and from around the world. This year will include with guest exhibitions from France, Belgium and Poland, a major solo show by one of Ireland’s most famous cartoonists, comic art set to music, workshops, talks, discussions and even games – for children and for adults. Events take place at several major venues around Galway city, November 10th – 17th, 2018.
If you fancy a laugh this Autumn, we'd be delighted to have you stay with us at The Residence Hotel Galway - located in The Latin Quarter, with the event venues for The Vodafone Comedy Carinival, The Town Hall Theatre within walking distance and the Macnas Parade passing our door.
Boutique Hotel in Galway City Centre. With just 20 bedrooms, each individually designed offering free Wi-Fi, Smart TV’s so you can stream Netflix and Spotify with ease, plus great coffee – with a Nespresso machine in every room. 
Make sure to check out our Stay Longer & Save Offers - with saving of up to 20% throughout October to March. 
Contact us on +353 91 569600 or 


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